Sunday, June 27, 2010

no time to wait

There is no time to wait, no new day coming with the promise of liberation.
There is no time to wait for the right words,
no time to wait for the world to be ready.

There is no time to wait for audiences or art
No time to wait for fear to go away
No time to consider whether your actions will be right or wrong

    no time for things to be finished
    no time to wait for someone else to approve or say I love you
No time to rehearse for tommorrow

no time but imperfect now



-Jim DuBois
c1994 (originally written on the inside of old raisin boxes)

3 comments:

Benjamin Kalish said...

Nice!

April-Lyn said...

I love the note about it being written on the inside of raisin boxes. Very poet-esque to write on whatever's available. I also love that you still have your old raisin-box poetry from 1994. :)

Selena said...

I like this poem because it reminds me of all those things that we push away and forget. It is real and it is NOW!